Sussex Academy eighth-grade students recently competed in the Delaware Valley Science Fair.

Student participants, their projects and their awards:

— Ensar Arslan’s “The Robotic Glove Project” won a special award from the U.S. Air Force.

— Molly Dopler’s “Plant Pharm — Do Nutritional Supplements Entering the Environment Affect Plant Growth?” received an honorable mention in the environmental category.

— Emma Kuska’s “Effect of Light Intensity on Color Recognition in the Peripheral Field of Vision” won third place in the medicine and health category.

— Else Leebel’s “Taking a Time Out from Social Media” placed second in the behavior and social science category and won a special award from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

— Edward Yu’s “Up, Up and Away” won a special award from the U.S. Navy/Marine Corp Jr. High.

Kuska and Leebel are eligible to compete in the Broadcom Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars national competition, where the top 10 percent of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students are nominated to compete in the science and engineering fields.